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Iowa Oral History Project

The Iowa Oral History Project consists of a series of interviews conducted from the early 1970s through 2002.

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Gustafson, a citizen of Des Moines, Iowa, describes her experience as a survivor of the Titanic disaster.
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Babe Bisignano interviewed by Kirke Dorweiler and Victor Mickunas. Interview deals with reminiscences of the alcohol business in Des Moines through Prohibition to 1963.
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Cunningham discusses teh historic trial of Hideki Tojo and his 27 Japanese associates who were leaders in Japan prior to Pearl Harbor.
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A series of interviews with Babe Bisignano, which served as the basis for his biography, Babe, An Iowa Legend . Recorded March 26, 1989.
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Lester Bookey interviewed by Holly Hutchison & Jeff Will. Interview deals with reminiscences of the meat packing industry in Iowa during Mr. Bookey's lifetime.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, meat packing, meat industry
Love shares her memories of the Depression and its impact on her as a working girl in Iowa.
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Interview with Faith Huttenlocker, student of Japanese culture, who discusses her involvement with Japanese citizens in the internment camps during WWII. Recorded June 23, 1982.
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Interview with Kathryn Love. Love recounts her memories of wartimes and coal mining in Iowa.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, world war one, world war two, coal mining
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Richard See talks with his father Max See. Creative Commons reuse should attribute credit this way: This is part of the "Your Story Project," which is a production of the Washington (Iowa) Free Public Library and Volunteer Producer Ben Stanton.
Topics: oral history, Iowa
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Interview deals with Mrs. Wijkman's (Ruth) reminiscences of her well-known family, which included grandfather Henry Wallace and Father Henry C. (Harry) Wallace.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, henry wallace
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Interview with Mrs. Edna Throckmorton. Throckmorton, a prominent citizen of Des Moines, Iowa, discusses the days of Chautauqua and the Marian Anderson episode with DAR.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, chautauqua
Interview with Robert Ankeny Brown. Brown, a prominent citizen of Des Moines, Iowa, describes his business interests and the history of his family.
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Interview with John T. Beeston.
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Interview with Otto Knauth. Knauth, a reporter for the Des Moines Register, discusses the discovery of the cold water cave discovered in northeast Iowa in 1967.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, caves
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Interview deals with reminiscences of small town life in rural Iowa during the 1890's.
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Judge Luther Thomas Glanton, Jr., the first black judge in Iowa, shares memories of his life and his time on the bench. Recorded May 3, 1989. 
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William Wagner and John Brooks interviewed by Thomas McBride and Karen Gentleman. Two prominent Iowa architects discuss architecture in Iowa.
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Interview with Kathryn Love. Love discusses the history of Chautauqua in Iowa from the viewpoint of the performers.
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Eugene Mannheimer interviewed by Irma Mannheimer. Interview deals with reminiscences of Eugene Mannheimer, who served as a rabbi in Des Moines, Iowa form many years.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, eugene mannheimer, jews, rabbi
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Goodwin, a prominent citizen of Des Moines, Iowa, discusses some of his many interests, including his involvement with the brick and tile industry and his interest in the Herbert Hoover Library Association.
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Holton discusses her life and work in Des Moines, Iowa, where she taught physical education at Drake University and was active in community affairs.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, drake university, teachers
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First cousins Fred Stark and Peter Weller talk with each other. Creative Commons reuse should attribute credit this way: This is part of the "Your Story Project," which is a production of the Washington (Iowa) Free Public Library and Volunteer Producer Ben Stanton.
Topics: oral history, Iowa
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Spry discusses his early life in Des Moines, Iowa.
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An interview with Professor Rudolph Thill, who shares his memories of life in Germany before and during WWII. Recorded July 10, 1987. 
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Love shares her memories of life in Iowa in 1915.
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Interviews with James Mitchell and James M. Morris.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, fort des moines
Reminiscences of Kenneth L. Fulk, who served as Secretary Manager of the Iowa State Fair.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, iowa state fair
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Ferdinand Marie talks with his sister Margaret Marie. Attribute credit this way: This is part of the "Your Story Project," which is a production of the Washington (Iowa) Free Public Library and Volunteer Producer Ben Stanton.
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An interview with Irma Boston, who shares her memories of the Mid-City Library branch (now Forest Avenue Library) in Des Moines, IA. 
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John Kessel talks with his mother Barbara Kessel. Terry Philips also joins the conversation. Creative Commons reuse should attribute credit this way: This is part of the "Your Story Project," which is a production of the Washington (Iowa) Free Public Library and Volunteer Producer Ben Stanton.
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Interview deals with Dr. Hills career in pediatric medicine.
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Erika Goldburg shares her memories of growing up in Budapest, Hungary in the 1930s and 40s, and Jewish life during WWII. 
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, WWII, budapest, hungary, jewish life
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An interview with Des Moines Fire Chief Ron Wakeham, who shares his reaction to the events of September 11, 2001. Recorded as part of the Library of Congress September 11, 2001 Documentary Project, November 15, 2001. 
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, 9/11
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An interview with Dr. Grace Doane, retired ENT specialist and resident of Des Moines, IA. Recorded on September 7, 1977. 
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, doctors, medical practice
Wagner discusses architecture in the Terrace Hill neighborhood of Des Moines, Iowa.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, architecture, terrace hill
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Schweiker, an attorney, discusses his life and career in Des Moines, Iowa.
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An interview with Marguerite E. Cothorn recorded on October 21, 1986. 
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, civil rights, black history
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Interview with Myron Blank on May 16, 1977, about the motion picture industry in Iowa.
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Interview deals with reminiscences of the banking industry during the depression.
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Jay Tone, Jr. of Tone Bros. Spice company discusses the history of the business in Des Moines, IA. Recorded February 26, 1982. 
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Interview with Ed Chase. Chase discusses the history of Grand Avenue and some of its buildings.
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Two sisters discuss teh late 1800's in Iowa and their father's participation in the South Dakota Gold Rush.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, north dakota gold rush
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Married couple David and Mary Capper talk with each other. Creative Commons reuse should attribute credit this way: This is part of the "Your Story Project," which is a production of the Washington (Iowa) Free Public Library and Volunteer Producer Ben Stanton.
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Interview with Charles Anolik, survivor of Dachau concentration camp during World War II.   Recorded on April 24, 1981. 
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Margaret Marie talks with her friend Luiza Cosmo DaSilva. Attribute credit this way: This is part of the "Your Story Project," which is a production of the Washington (Iowa) Free Public Library and Volunteer Producer Ben Stanton.
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Interview with Paul Ashby. Ashby discusses the history of Des Moines, Iowa.
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Mr. Parnham discusses the history of the Men's Garden Club in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Interview with Martha Glayston, who immigrated to Des Moines from Vienna, Austria in 1938.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, immigrants
Louis Williams and Julius Goldenson sdiscuss the life and career of Julia Bloom Mayer, who directed the Jewish Community Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for 20 years.
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An interview with Des Moines Public Library board member Peter Sand, who shares his reaction to the events of September 11, 2001. Recorded as part of the Library of Congress September 11, 2001 Documentary Project, October 19, 2001. 
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, 9/11
Whittiner talks about his impressions of Des Moines, Iowa.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, architecture, parks, businesses
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Deals with reminiscences of Mrs. Daugherty, including impressions of Charles Lindbergh and of life in Washington D.C. during the years 1918-1936.
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Interview covers facts about Hoyt Sherman of Des Moines, and the history of the building in Des Moines, Iowa that bears his name.
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, architecture, hoyt sherman
Interview deals with reminiscences of important cases of the Iowa Civil Liberties Union.
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An interview with Joseph Rosenfield about the history of Younkers department store, in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Recorded August 8, 1989. 
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An interview with Des Moines Police Chief William Moulder, who shares his reaction to the events of September 11, 2001. Recorded as part of the Library of Congress September 11, 2001 Documentary Project, November 13, 2001. 
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Lattner discusses the founding of Arbor Day by her grandfather and her family's involvement in tree planting.
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An interview with Roy Burnett, an actor and an Iowa native. Recorded February 21, 1993. 
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Quist discusses the history of the Unitarian Church in Des Moines.
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Robert Blue, governor of Iowa from 1945 to 1949, shares his memories of life in office and in Iowa. Recorded March 26, 1988. 
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Interview with Emma J. Scott, Drake Registrar.
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Susan Bender Eddy interviewed by Frances Throckmartan. Interview with Mrs. Eddy's career in music Des Moines, Iowa.
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Judge Leo Oxberger shares his memories of life in Des Moines, IA. Recorded on August 28, 2002. 
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An interview with Rollo Bergeson, Des Moines lawyer and bank president, about his life and career in Des Moines and Souix City, IA. Recorded March 19, 1988.  
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An interview with Louis Hyman about the history of Hyman's Bookstore in Des Moines, IA. Recorded in 1990. 
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Reminiscences of Dr. Knudsen, who was president of Grandview College from 1942-1952.
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Reminiscences of Kathryn Love, a Des Moines writer, about the types of entertainment available in the early years of the 20th century.
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Interview deals with reminiscences of Peggy Patrick's time at the Art Center.
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Interview with Reverend John B. Isom who participated in the Civil Rights Movement and the protests in Selma, AL. Recorded in 1982. 
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An interview with Maude Cropp, who shares her memories of the Forest Avenue Library in Des Moines, IA. 
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Mabel Robbins interviewed by John Gustafson and Carolyn McNurlen. Interview deals with reminiscences of public school teaching in Iowa from 1912-1961.
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Interview deals with stocks and investments, as well as a discussion of Meyer's own experience and training in the field.
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An interview with Stella Agnes Connolly, who shares her reaction to the events of September 11, 2001. Recorded on November 19, 2001. 
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An interview with Fred James about the history of the Hertzberg Bindery (later renames Library Binding Services) of Des Moines, IA. 
Topics: iowa oral history project, oral history, des moines, iowa, libraries
Brown, a prominent citizen of Des Moines, Iowa, describes the history of the Weitz family, who developed Weitz Construction Company.
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